Las Vegas to Get Its Own Smart City DreamlandLiving
Real estate developers and technology firms are teaming up to create a "first of its kind" digital infrastructure project aimed at creating a mixed-use mini smart city.
The multi-billion-dollar project, called Bleutech Park Las Vegas, promises to deliver smart living with internet-connected devices, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, autonomous transit, and renewable energies.
It will feature automated and multi-functional net-zero buildings, supertrees, and self-heating concrete structures.
The technology-laden mini-city project is sponsored by Bleutech Park Properties with strategic partners, including construction contractor Martin-Harris Construction and technology company Cisco. The project is scheduled to start by the end of the year and will cost more than $7.5 billion over six years.
"We look forward to playing an integral role in this ground-breaking initiative, which will deliver a one-of-a-kind experience to its guests and visitors," said Mike Grigsby of Cisco's Smart and Connected Communities in a press release.
"It will push the envelope of innovation and bring together technology solutions that once seemed like pure science fiction," he added.
The mixed-use project will host "workforce housing, offices, retail space, ultra-luxury residential, hotel, and entertainment while showcasing energy generation and storage, waste-heat recovery, water purification, on-site waste treatment, and localized air cleaning, introducing a new high-tech biome to the desert valley," Bleutech says.
The buildings are to be connected to trees to reduce water intake and waste, while robots and biometric systems will handle security.
According to the developer, the flooring within the complex "will capture and reuse the energy of human movement throughout the spaces, including common areas and parking structures."
The photovoltaic glass, which will be standard in all the structures, will turn the building exteriors into single solar panels. Also, resources for heating, cooling, lighting, and electricity will be harvested on-site.
The Bleutech Park Las Vegas promises to create more than 25,000 jobs and provide training programs for workers "to learn state-of-the-art technology and construction techniques," Bleutech said.